|Occurred : 10/17/2006 20:30 (Entered as : 10/17/06 20:30)
Reported: 10/17/2006 9:12:44 PM 21:12
Location: Corinth, MS
Duration:about 1 minute
|Bright orb with odd flight pattren appears, slows down, changes color, and dissolves in the night sky.
Earlier in the evening, I got a phone call from my parents saying that there was something "weird" in the sky outside their house. I grabbed by digital SLR and drove to their house. The object appeared to be a sattelite and eventually disappeared behind some trees. I couldnt capture the object with my camera. We stayed outside for a while (my mom, dad and myself) talking and observing the sky. Suddenly, a white light with an orb shape came up from behind the trees. It wasnt flying straight like an airplane, it was more sporatic (imagine a gnat flying through the air). It made a sharp turn to the right, and during the turn, the light faded from white to red. I tried to take a picture, but I couldnt get the camera to focus properly. The object seemed to slow down a bit. I lowered my lens, and then the object faded back to white. Then the object seemed to just dissolve in the sky. Afterwards, there was a lot of aircraft activity in the sky. This included a very low flying jet and a low flying single engine plane. (At least that is my observation) It was a very strange experence.